Gregory Kwaczala (Sides) '06 was recently promoted to Vice President of Strategy, Equity and Advancement at Youth Research Incorporated (YRI). YRI is the affiliate nonprofit of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. In his new role as Vice President, Greg will be responsible for further developing the agency's theory of change model, advancing our commitment as an anti-racist agency that centers equity in our work, and ensuring that the children and families in New York are supported by a child and family well being system that offers opportunity, autonomy and possibility. While at North Cross, Greg was a founding member of Voices for Inclusion By Education (VIBE) a student led group that explored diversity in all its forms. That involvement shaped his interest and put him on a path to this exciting opportunity. Greg lives in Albany, New York with his husband Kramer.
Kirk Bowers ‘69 was quoted in a recent article in the Charleston WV Gazette, “Mountain Valley Pipeline still facing concerns over Lewis County Erosion”.
Congratulations to Farrell Irons ‘09 and her fiancé Kian on their Christmas Eve engagement!
Congratulations to Andrew McDonald '91 on the upcoming release of his book "Divine Trust!" Check out his website here: https://www.divinetrust.love/
Will Dichtel '96 has been named the 2020 Laureate in Chemistry of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists for pioneering methods to create novel, porous materials from simple, carbon-based building blocks. Congratulations to Dr. Dichtel on this huge honor!
Susan Hankla ‘69 recently published a book of poetry, "Clinch River”, from Groundhog Poetry Press, LLC, an all-poetry imprint that originated in Roanoke, VA. It’s available to purchase through Amazon and Small Press distribution!
Did you catch Allen Lawrence ‘96 in the Roanoke Times this month?! The Salem Red Sox are promoting him to full-time General Manager! Read the full article on Roanoke.com!
The Class of 2009 had a mini reunion at the wedding of Spencer Moore '09 and his new wife Ally.
Tom Ashton '98 released a new book on July 1, "Virginia Family Law for Non-Lawyers."
Susan Anderson Card '76 (NGA) received this year's Alumni Service Award during the Commencement ceremony on May 25, 2019. She was recognized for all her volunteer work at the school including serving as Vice Chair and Chair of Field Day, Mosaic Online Auction, the Gala, Vice President and President of the Parents' Association, and most recently as an advisor for the Upper School SCA. Her niece and Alumni Board Member Alexandra Martin '12 presented her with the award.
Ms. Martin remarked:
North Cross is not just a school, but a thriving small community. It’s parents like Mrs. Card, along with the faculty and staff, that make the students’ experience so special here. Volunteering can be a thankless job, so on behalf of the Alumni Association, we thank you and we appreciate you. Congratulations to this year’s recipient of the Alumni Service Award, my aunt, Susan Card.
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